This might be the start of a new chapter in the browser wars.
A Federal Trade Commission official announced that Twitter users will be able block personal data from being shared with third-party websites.
After releasing a new version of its browser, Firefox 11, the Mozilla foundation has laid out its plans for 2012, and there are definitely some interesting things in the works for one of the most popular web browsers out there.
Last week, Google was caught circumventing Apple's Safari browser privacy settings. Microsoft chimed in Monday with a "me too" complaint, saying that Google is also dodging around Internet Explorer's privacy settings.
A few days ago, controversy erupted when news broke that Google and other online advertising companies bypassed privacy protections in order to track users of Apple's Safari web browser and iOS mobile devices.
CNN's John King speaks with Jonathan Mayer, the grad student who cracked the code that allowed Google to track users.
In the latest high-profile flap over online data privacy, Google has been caught bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, letting advertisers track users in unintended ways.
Android is finally getting Chromed out.
Phone and tablet owners used to spend most of their time surfing the Web.
A month ago, Google's three-year effort to push its Web browser, Chrome, took a major step when analysts said it had passed Mozilla's Firefox to become the second-most popular tool of its kind on the Internet.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is no longer the world's most-used browser, according to a Web analytics firm. But its replacement isn't a different version of IE: It's Chrome, Google's upstart Web browser.
Internet Explorer can no longer claim more than half of the web's traffic, as of October, ending more than a decade of the default Microsoft browser's reign.
Facebook and Google's privacy issues are well-known.
Smartphones may attract nearly all of the marketing hype and news coverage, but comScore's latest statistics show that smartphones still comprise only a minority of the U.S. mobile market -- about 35%, as of July 2011.
Firefox 6, the newest version of Mozilla's popular Web browser, is set to be released Tuesday. But some savvy Web folk have snatched it up early and are describing the features that are on the way.
A report claiming Internet Explorer users scored lower on IQ tests than users of other Web browsers turns out to have been an elaborate hoax.
Are users of other Web browsers smarter than the people who use Microsoft's Internet Explorer?
Your Facebook friends aren't the only ones reading those wall posts.
The plain Google search box will soon be able to handle more than taps on a keyboard.
First came the flurry of Obama-Osama malaprops. And now this: E-mailers have been confusing Opera Software, a company that makes Web and mobile browsers, with Oprah Winfrey, the retiring talk show queen.
Firefox 4, the latest version of Mozilla's free, open-source Web browser, was downloaded around 5 million times in its first 24 hours.
Consumer demand for mobile media is growing fast, but the smartphone app market has quickly become heavily saturated and fairly confusing.
Did you hear the news about the best new Web browser?
From the results of the Pwn2Own hacking competition, it looks like Android and Windows Phone 7 are tough nuts to crack.
With the next wave of feature phones, we may soon be able to say goodbye to those junky, pictureless websites catered to "mobile-optimized browsing."
Is the future of online advertising one of incredibly targeted advertising based on your interests, online activities and Facebook "likes," or is it one dictated by robust privacy controls that keep those details out of the hands of marketers?
Many computer engineers consider a job offer from Google as the golden ticket.
Google this week unveiled its Chrome Web Store, which aims to do for the Web what Apple's App Store did for mobile devices: It provides a place to explore and "install" Web-based applications.
Google rolled out an update to its Chrome Web browser on Tuesday, complete with an iTunes-style app store for the browser.
People usually don't give much thought to which Web browser they run on their phones. But thanks to new limits being imposed by cellular carriers, Opera Software's applications could find more fans.
If you're concerned about using open Wi-Fi networks because of Firesheep, the highly popular new hacking tool, you should check out BlackSheep, a Firefox add-on that makes surfing on open networks safe once again.
I'm sitting in a coffee shop. At a table against the opposite wall is a guy named Michael C. I've never seen him before. However, I know his name (including his last name, which I'm deliberately not saying here) because right now we're using the same Wi-Fi network and he's logged in to his Facebook and Google accounts.
Right now, mobile apps are hot -- and for the next few years they're likely to remain a popular part of the mobile ecosystem.
Facebook users will be able to log off the site from their cell phone and get a temporary password to use on public computers under new security changes.
For more than a decade, Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been the predominant tool the world uses to connect to the Web, but that's no longer true, according to a Web analytics firm.
Move over, smartphones: The hottest tech battle right now isn't being fought out in the mobile market, but on old-fashioned PCs.
The sound of the 'Google Alarm' is hard to miss.
CNN's Errol Barnett talks to Google spokesman Brian Richardson about increased concerns about user privacy.
BlackBerry, Droid, iPhone -- no matter which smartphone you have, it's the apps, not the features, that make your phone unique.
When Apple was just a niche maker of Mac computers and only truly popular among college students and graphic designers, hackers paid little attention to the company. Instead, they focused on Microsoft, which had more than a 90% share of the PC operating system market.
A day after AT&T fessed up to its iPad 3G customers about a security breach, the hackers that exploited the vulnerability in AT&T's website said there are still lurking security problems related to the iPad.
Apple launched a new version of its Web browser this week. Safari 5 claims to be faster than its predecessors, and it aims to make the online reading experience clutter-free and less stressful.
According to web analytics company StatCounter, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 is now truly a relic of the past with less than 5 percent market share in the U.S. and Europe.
Google's Chrome browser continued to carve away share of worldwide browser usage from rivals in May, new statistics show.
Web browser company Opera has submitted an app for the iPhone that it promises will make surfing on the device faster -- if Apple allows it.
The company behind the Web browser Opera is weeks away from submitting it to Apple's iPhone store for approval, a spokesman said Friday.
More than 100 people, many of them dressed in black, were expected to gather around a coffin Thursday night to say goodbye to an old friend.
Microsoft is to offer its European users the chance to use a Web browser other than its own.
Mozilla won't make a 2009 deadline for releasing Firefox 3.6 and is giving itself more time to complete a major update, version 4.0.
The European Union said Wednesday it is dropping antitrust charges against Microsoft after the company agreed to give users the choice of other Web browsers with its Windows operating system.
With Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft showed Wednesday it's trying to retake the browser initiative.
Five years ago, Mozilla made it clear that the browser wars weren't over after all.
Some Web designers are staging an online revolt against an old version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, which they say is hampering the ability of the Web to move forward in a cool and interactive way.
In less than a week, Google announced an operating system to compete with Windows, while Microsoft announced that Office 10 will include free, online versions of its four most popular software programs -- a shot at Google's suite of web-based office applications.
CNN.com's blogger bunch discuss the latest offerings from Microsoft and Google.
Google's netbook-friendly Chrome OS takes direct aim at Microsoft, whose eight-year-old Windows XP leads the netbook market. But the odds are stacked against Google.
Google spent Wednesday morning trying to get developers excited about the next generation of Web technologies by showing off how future Web applications will mimic desktop apps.
Remember how hard an honest mugger had to work for a living wage back during the pre-Internet holiday shopping season?
If my computer says it has a software update, should I install it?
Apple on Tuesday announced the release of a public beta Safari 4, promising a much faster browser with improved navigation and searching.
Showing that its Web application priorities extend to the mobile world, Google on Wednesday demonstrated a version of Gmail for the iPhone that could be used even when the phone had no network connection.
With the unveiling of Chrome, the search behemoth begins its march toward becoming Windows -- but free
Privacy is at the heart of the new Microsoft browser, but it might eat into Google's lunch. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
A leading printer maker wants to help you do less printing
It's "Download Day" for its new browser, and the Firefox folks have alerted Guinness. Here's an advance look
Facebook Inc., the fast-growing Silicon Valley social networking site, said Thursday it has acquired Internet start-up Parakey, which is run by two of the co-creators of the popular Web browser Mozilla Firefox.
(CNN) -- Mozilla previews a new version of its Firefox Web browser today, less than a week after Microsoft unveiled the latest edition of its own Explorer. Here's all you need to know about the fiercest battle on the Web since Microsoft vanquished Netscape in the late 1990s.
The Department of Justice told a federal judge Friday it needs to extend the term under which it is monitoring Microsoft's adherence to a 2002 antitrust settlement, but also dismissed concerns that the company's new Web browser would give it an unfair advantage over Google Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Prompted by the runaway success of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser, Microsoft finally got around to updating Internet Explorer, and its second beta release of Internet Explorer 7 is drawing reactions. Blogger Shel Holtz tried it out and found a lot to like, though he thinks some of the new security features will intimidate non-tech-savvy users. Informationweek, in its review of IE7, asked if Firefox had finally met its match.
Google has expressed concerns about competition from Microsoft in the Web search business in recent talks with the Justice Department and the European Commission, according to a published report.
Microsoft is giving an early look of its next version of its Internet Explorer browser program, one with new security provisions as well as search and multitasking functions.
After a mock rap video by actress Natalie Portman from NBC's Saturday Night Live hit YouTube and other websites, NBC lawyers launched a cease-and-desist campaign to prevent the clip from appearing anywhere besides nbc.com. The move followed an earlier push to fight copyright infringement of SNL's "Lazy Sunday" video. Those were boneheaded moves, say authors Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba on their Church of the Customer blog. Limiting SNL videos to NBC's own website and to official sales channels like iTunes, they argue, kills the viral effect that prompted hundreds of thousands of Web users to download and share them -- a phenomenon that has given the venerable-but-tired SNL new buzz.
When it comes to browsers, Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a stronghold on the market, but other products are starting to make inroads, giving Web users a choice about what software they use to surf the Net.
Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive officer and co-founder of Oslo-based Opera Software, is accustomed to people snickering about his grand aspirations. So he didn't mind drumming up some publicity ...
MICROSOFT WAS ALREADY MONTHS INTO A MASSIVE project aimed at taking down Google when the truth began to dawn on Bill Gates. It was December 2003. He was poking around on the Google company website ...
SOME YEARS AGO I wandered, unaccompanied, past the desk of the chairman of a multinational corporation and was amused to see his computer monitor all daisied up with yellow Post-it notes. SYSTEM US...
The years, they go by so fast. Just when I was getting used to the currency of the phrase "Boston Red Sox, World Series Champions," the calendar now tells me that I must say "last year" when referring to it. Alas, 'twas ever thus.
"DITCH YOUR BROWSER," WRITES EDITOR-IN- chief Harry McCracken in October's PC World, a magazine widely read by techies and power users. What on earth is he talking about? Like a growing number of t...
Pundits are predicting that this year's Thanksgiving travel will be the thickest in four years. Here's hoping you made it to your destination safely and on time (if that's a good thing when you're visiting your in-laws).
Microsoft's dominance of the Web browser market faces a fresh challenge with the release of the final version of Mozilla's Firefox browser.
Blake Ross is lounging at his parents' Florida Keys condo, thinking ahead to his first day back at Stanford. His goal for his sophomore year: nothing less than to "take back the Web" from Microsoft...
Move over, Bill Gates. Google Inc. may be working on a new Web browser to compete with Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer.
MONDAY, JAN. 25: The afternoon session at the Microsoft antitrust trial has barely begun, and we're already shaking our heads in amazement. Paul Maritz, a top Microsoft executive, has been sworn in...
MONDAY, JAN. 4: For weeks we'd been hearing rumors about the Intuit testimony. Intuit CEO William Harris, scheduled to be the second-to-last witness in United States v. Microsoft, would make some p...
Common sense--and political pressure--finally got the better of Microsoft in late January when it settled one of its many disputes with the U.S. Department of Justice. The software giant agreed to ...
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